MisCon 30 Attending Professional
Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains that rise on one side of Paradise Valley inspired the fantastic scenery in Eragon, the first novel in his Inheritance cycle, written when he was fifteen. The bestselling series (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance) has been licensed in 49 languages and is available in more than 125 countries. Together the four books in the series have sold 35 million copies worldwide.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Fiction Slam Reading, Tent By the Trees (1)
Moderator: S. A. Bolich; Panelists: S. A. Bolich, Christopher Paolini, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
1100: Joyce Reynolds Ward
1120: SA Bolich
1140: Christopher Paolini
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Worst Panel Ever Panel, Ballroom B
Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: Carol Berg, Robin Hobb, Christopher Paolini, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Veteran panelists will share stories of some of the most harrowing and funny experiences they have had on panels.
- Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, The Worlds We Invent, Ballroom B
Moderator: Steve Diamond; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Steve Diamond, Esther Jones, Christopher Paolini
What do the worlds we invent tell us about our own world? We all understand escapism in fantasy or utopian stories, but is it as simple as that? Is Lord of the Rings escapist? What about dystopian or horror or Game of Thrones? Why are we attracted to this stuff and what does it say about us?
- Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 5:00
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Plot: Tricks of the Trade, Jefferson
Panelists: Michael Hodges, Frog Jones, Guy Pace, Christopher Paolini
Doubling, twists, reversals, stacking conflicts--let's talk about the tricks of the trade writers use to enhance their stories.
- Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 11:00
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Book Signing: Christopher Paolini, Elks Stage 112
Moderator: Keith Seyffarth; Panelists: Christopher Paolini
This signing will be STRICTLY moderated with a 3 item limit/trip through the line. Limit 1 personalization/trip.
- Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 5:00
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Depicting Emotions in Fiction, Ballroom B
Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Michael Hodges, Christopher Paolini, Dean Wells
Do you remember the last time you cried during a really good book? Or how about that time you laughed out loud to the embarrassment of all? Have you ever wanted to capture that sort of emotion in your own writing? In this panel we'll discuss how to write killer scenes that will have your readers so emotionally entangled, it'll take a psychologist to get them out.